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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Local hospitals dinged by Medicare

    Local hospitals dinged by Medicare
    Hospitals run by the Lehigh Valley's biggest health care providers have been penalized by the federal government because patients developed preventable complications while being treated at their facilities. Lehigh Valley Hospital's Salisbury,...
  • Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals

    Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals
    Nine Chicago hospitals ranked among the nation's worst on new measures of infection rates and other patient injuries, drawing federal penalties and raising questions about the way the hospitals are assessed. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other...
  • Health exchange enrolls more than 136,000 before December deadline

    Health exchange enrolls more than 136,000 before December deadline
    About 136,685 people enrolled in policies through the state's health exchange as of the Dec. 18 deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown reported Friday. The exchange was created under the Affordable Care...
  • 86,000 In Connecticut Now Signed Up For Obamacare

    About 86,000 people are slated to receive private insurance coverage through Connecticut's health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, as of Jan. 1, acting CEO Jim Wadleigh said Wednesday. Of those, about 66,000 are people who currently have coverage...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • Cut costs by getting your health plan to cover more of your care

    We don't have to tell you that the cost of health insurance has been steadily rising. The average U.S. worker with employer-provided coverage now pays $9,695 per year in premiums and other out-of-pocket costs for a family of four, according to the...
  • Transparency about medical costs is key to controlling them

    U.S. health-care spending has never grown as slowly as it did last year. Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the Oval Office when the U.S. government began recording health-care spending in 1960. Since that time, growth in health-care spending has never been...
  • 2.5 million sign up for Obamacare

    2.5 million sign up for Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — Nearly 2.5 million people signed up for health plans using the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Friday, administration officials said Tuesday, offering a generally upbeat account of the initial phase of this year's open enrollment...
  • New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000

    New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000
    California's health insurance exchange said 144,178 people have newly enrolled in Obamacare coverage during the first month of sign ups. During the initial rollout of the federal health law, 1.2 million people purchased a private health plan through the...
  • Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000

    Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000
    A day before the deadline to sign up on the Maryland exchange for health insurance that would start Jan. 1, thousands of residents risk losing their subsidies temporarily because they have not re-enrolled. Yet a month into this year's enrollment period,...